The answer is yes, now what is the question
Marilyn Zehntner, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer: Marilyn runs the office and deals with the nuts and bolts of First Clearing. Support staff reports to her and makes sure all the rules and compliance of FINRA and FCC are followed. She can trade on behalf of the Financial Consultants and if an employee has a question or needs to get a ‘higher up’ answer for a client or rep, they go to Marilyn. If Gordon is considered the ‘outside guy’, Marilyn is considered the ‘inside woman.’
Gordon Rhodes, President and Financial Consultant: Gordon’s main job is to bring in revenue for the company. The way he does this is through the Jim / Gordon book of business and recruiting/ marketing. This must be priority #1. Gordon also is the grand vision 30,000 foot view planner and is in charge of ‘hospitality’ which constitutes working with the reps on happy hours & other events.
G’Neva Horace, Operations: G’Neva handles the nuts and bolts of paperwork in operations and also works with Jim Palmer as his Sales Assistant. She deals with checks and new accounts that come in. She is also able to trade investments on behalf of the Financial Consultants along with making them aware of any ‘maintenance’ that is needed on their book of business.
Jamie Kear, Sales Assistant: Jamie is the sales assistant for Jim & Gordon Rhodes as well as David Burgess, and is the secondary receptionist. She handles their business for them and deals with all the nuts and bolts of paperwork, wires, transfers etc. Once she passes the Series 7, she will also be able to handle bond tickets and investment trades directed by the Financial Consultant.
Linda Bourassa, Registered Sales Assistant: Linda is the sales assistant for Rush Vann, Joe Jones, and Laurie Sepanski. She handles their business for them and deals with all the nuts and bolts of paperwork, wires, and transfers. Once she passes the Series 7, she will also be able to handle bond tickets and investment trades directed by the Financial Consultant.
Laurie Sepanski: Laurie is a financial consultant in charge of the Frie Financial Group. She also helps with the Rhodes Securities insurance business. She handles her clients and services their needs and eventually will be an independent Financial Consultant like the rest of our 1099 reps.
Jim G Rhodes, CEO: Our trusted Advisor. With Jim, it’s like you are sitting at the foot of Yoda! Take notes. Jim also helps Gordon with their private book of business.
Going along with the quote above, every position must also have the attitude of being on a team and helping each other in any way they can or is feasible (attitude is 51% of the job here). The Reps and clients don’t work for us, we work for them. Take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously. We look at our jobs here as being ‘good stewards’ of what has been entrusted to us. Ultimately that is why people and consultants alike will do business with us. Without this mentality, the team breaks down. We live to serve at Rhodes Securities!